Bready or Not: Half and Half Cookies

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You don’t have to choose between chewy chocolate cookies and brownies with this delectable recipe for Half and Half Cookies. You can enjoy both, and in the same bite, if you want!

Bready or Not: Half and Half Cookies

This recipe is wonderfully straightforward. The dough doesn’t even need to be chilled. You mix, bake, and enjoy.

Bready or Not: Half and Half Cookies

Recipes like this are when a teaspoon scoop comes in handy for creating even portions of dough. The resulting cookie is fairly large because it’s essentially two mini cookies merged like Voltron to create something even more awesome.

Bready or Not: Half and Half Cookies

Bready or Not: Half and Half Cookies

These cookies offer two distinct flavors in one delicious bite. Makes about 43 cookies.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: chocolate, cookies
Servings: 43 cookies
Author: Beth Cato


  • parchment paper
  • food scale
  • teaspoon scoop or spoon


Main dough

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 11 ounces white chocolate chips 1 bag

Cocoa dough

  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder sifted


  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth, scraping the bottom of the bowl a few times to ensure everything is combined. Add eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla. Gradually beat in the flour mixture.
  • Use a food scale to divine dough in half between two bowls. To one dough, add the extra sugar and cocoa, stirring until the color is consistent. Divide the white chocolate chips in half between the two doughs and fold in to incorporate.
  • Use the teaspoon scoop to dole out one scoop of white dough, one scoop of cocoa dough and press together. Flatten slightly so that the half-and-half dough is visible. Set each combined dough ball spaced out on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 11 to 13 minutes, until cookies look set. Let them rest on the sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature.